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Need Opinions on my current air flow and info about how to max my air flow info is below

i have 23 neon led fans not being used should i use them (not all) or remove fans or change directions etc.





please give advice
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I probably wouldnt bother with them 2 top ones, maybe instead have one on the bottom of the case [ushing the heat generated from the graphics card up into the rear exhaust.
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Need Opinions on my current air flow and info about how to max my air flow info is below

i have 23 neon led fans not being used should i use them (not all) or remove fans or change directions etc.





please give advice
Front and side as intakes, I second the top fans as being a waste.
Can you replace the front 80mm with a larger fan?
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Front and side as intakes, I second the top fans as being a waste.
Can you replace the front 80mm with a larger fan?
i only have 80mm fans too many actually but any other adjustments?

i heard on another forum u can get better airflow if u remove the pci- slots and insert an exhaust fan under the vid card is this true?
post #5 of 9
120mm front and side 80mm at the back if you can't fit a 120mm. none at the top.
post #6 of 9
Ok.... the idea is that you intake cooler air from the front and blow it out (exhaust) at the back or top.

Hot air rises so if you have a hole in the top with a fan that helps. If you removed the PCI blanking plates and shoved a fan there taking air out, yes it would increase the exhaust rate as it is taking more hot air away.

Heres a little reference:

Front = Intake
Rear = Exhaust
Side = Intake
Top = Exhaust

Remember, if you have too many obscurely placed fans, this could ruin the front - back/top airflow so be careful.
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post #7 of 9
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I removed the top fans which were really warm and put a 80mm fan (exhaust) at the back under the vid card and my temps dropped 2-3 from 35

another question would be if i inserted a fan laying down ontop my video card exhaust from the back would that lower its temp or a fan on top the ram as an intake will this distrupt airflow?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Ok.... the idea is that you intake cooler air from the front and blow it out (exhaust) at the back or top.

Hot air rises so if you have a hole in the top with a fan that helps. If you removed the PCI blanking plates and shoved a fan there taking air out, yes it would increase the exhaust rate as it is taking more hot air away.

Heres a little reference:

Front = Intake
Rear = Exhaust
Side = Intake
Top = Exhaust

Remember, if you have too many obscurely placed fans, this could ruin the front - back/top airflow so be careful.

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